Prairie Gothic

Photographs by: George Webber
Text by: Aritha Van Herk
ISBN 9781927330272
Hardcover | Publication Date: January 1, 2013
Book Dimensions: 11.8 in x 12.25 in
192 Pages

About the Book

George Webber’s poignant black-and-white photographs transport us into the forgotten, unknowable communities of the Canadian prairies. Throughout the journey, we’re confronted by the mysterious particulars of life, death, landscape and faith. Intimate portraits and the hard facts of the place are woven together to create a body of work that is by turns inspiring, consoling and sometimes achingly sad. Individually, these works startle and challenge. As a collection, they represent a photographer’s decades-long meditation on the ever-changing face of the Canadian West.

About the Author(s)

George Webber is a renowned documentary photographer whose previous books include Prairie Gothic (RMB 2012) and Last Call (RMB 2010). He is the recipient of numerous National Magazine Awards (Canada), two Awards of Excellence from the Society for News Design (USA) and the International Documentary Photography Award (Korea). His photographs have been featured in American Photo, Canadian Geographic, Lenswork Quarterly, Photolife, The New York Times and Swerve magazine. In 1999 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in recognition of his contributions to the visual arts in Canada.